# Question: How many feet of yarn do I need for a scarf?

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## How many feet is the average scarf?

On average, scarves are usually 6 to 8 inches wide, and anywhere from 3 to 10 feet long. This is a wide range, and more exact measurements are based on the style of the scarf, and on the size of the person.

## Is one ball of yarn enough for a scarf?

To make a scarf, it depends on what stitch you are using and how long you want your scarf to be. We recommend between 1 and 3 balls of bulky wool: 1 ball if you want to make a short cowl like the Downtown Snood. … And 3 balls if you want to make a long scarf like our Glastonbury Scarf or the Cucho Scarf.

## How do I figure out how much yarn I need?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How many rows should a scarf be?

Keep alternating colors as instructed, doing 12 rows of each, until the scarf reaches a desired length. The scarf, when finished, will have a pattern of three different colors.

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## How big is a square scarf?

Scarf Sizes

Squares
22 x 22 inches 56 x 56 cm
25 x 25 inches 64 x 64 cm
36 x 36 inches 91 x 91 cm
44 x 44 inches 112 x 112 cm

## What yarn should I use for a scarf?

The best yarn for scarves is a soft acrylic yarn like Caron Simply Soft. But there are so many other yarns you can use depending on your level of crochet or knitting experience, and we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages below.

## How many stitches do I need to cast on for a scarf?

Cast On Stitches

Cast on 12 stitches. This will give you a scarf that’s almost 5 inches wide, but you can alter the number of stitches for a wider or narrower scarf. There are a many different ways to cast-on. Try the long-tail cast-on or simple wrap cast on.

## How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf?

You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf. You can choose any colour wool, even a multicolour wool. Have fun choosing!

## How much yarn is in a ball?

Look at the yarn label to see how many yards are in 1 ball. In this example, we’ll say that each ball has 200 yards. Take the total number of yards you’ll need (1350) and divide that by the number of yards in each ball (200). 1350/200 = 6.75 balls.

## How long should a cowl scarf be?

Try 12–24 inches for a single-wrap cowl and 8–12 inches for a longer cowl. The cowl should be at least 18 inches tall if you want to wear it as a snood.

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